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National Best Friends Day – two Loretto residents rekindle friendship

Syracuse, NY (June 7, 2021) – Tomorrow (6/8) is National Best Friends Day. For one pair of long-time best friends who grew up in Syracuse, Loretto was the place where they reconnected with one another after a decade apart.

Iona and Nancy, both grew up in Syracuse, met in church back in 1972. The two quickly became friends and traveled all over the U.S. together. When one of them had a health issue and the other moved out of state, the two best friends lost touch for almost ten years.

When Iona and Nancy moved into Loretto’s Buckley Landing residence, the last thing either of them expected was to see a face that’s all too familiar.

Both residents are available and ready for interviews! Would you be interested in speaking with them?

WHEN: June 8th, 2021 from 12-2 p.m.

WHERE: Buckley Landing in North Syracuse,

7430 Buckley Road North, Syracuse, NY 13212

For the health and safety of Loretto’s residents and staff, we still have several COVID-19 protocols in place. We will also be using regular visitation appointment times for these interviews. If you’re interested in speaking with both residents, please let us know ASAP so we can properly set up the interview for you.

(Left to right: Iona, Nancy and friends out to dinner in 2007.)


About Loretto

Loretto is a leader in comprehensive healthcare services in Central New York. As the fourth largest healthcare provider and the sixth largest employer in the region, the 2,500 exceptional people at Loretto’s 19 locations deliver extraordinary care to close to 10,000 people of all ages, income levels, and care needs in Onondaga and Cayuga counties each year. From adult day programs and short-term rehabilitation, to the home-like settings in its assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, Loretto is actively investing in its employees, in medical research, and in new technologies to improve care in our community, Making Every Day Extraordinary. Loretto: Exceptional people. Extraordinary care. For more information on Loretto, please visit



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